The Texas APT travels over a 1,000 mile breadth of American Landscape. Here, one can experience four unique regions of the Lone Star State. From West to East they are respectively Big Bend Country, the Hill Country, the Prairie and Lakes Country, and the Piney Woods.
The Big Bend Country speaks to the “bigness” that Texas is famous for and the 800,000 acre Big Bend National Park. Yes, there are 8,000ft mountains in Texas, and this is where you will find them. In Hill Country, hikers can stretch their legs while viewing the rolling earth, gaining the horizon in every direction. Many of Texas’ infamous dude ranches are spread throughout this subregion.
The Prairies and Lakes Country is defined by charming small towns, folklore, and freshwater lakes. Old historic routes and railroads find a center in the heart of Texas. The Piney Woods are home to four national forests, Spring blooming rhododendron, and azalea. Backpackers enjoy the cover canopy in Sam Houston National Forest while trekking the Lone Star Hiking Trail. Texas, a home to high mountains, deserts, Atlantic coast, swamps, prairies, and plains.